Western Piedmont Community College was chartered on April 2, 1964, as a member of the North Carolina Community College System. In 2008, it was one of seven colleges in the state to receive recognition for Exceptional Institution Performance based on standards established by the North Carolina General Assembly.
Located in the rolling foothills of Morganton, North Carolina, Western Piedmont is surrounded by scenic views of Table Rock, the South Mountains, and Linville Gorge.
Approximately 4,000 students enroll each year to pursue college transfer degrees, two year associate degrees and diplomas. More than 10,000 students enroll in continuing education courses for professional development and personal enrichment. The College also provides programs for high school completion.